Cambridge Music Festival - 12th to 13th November 2013

Following on from the success of last year's stunning projection of Plenum onto Kings College Chapel, Cambridge QED was delighted to partner again with the Cambridge Music Festival to project Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3 onto the University's Senate House Building. Festival Director Justin Lee said "I just wanted to write to thank you and everyone involved at QED in making Virtual Choir such a success. I have received lots of very positive feedback, as did the volunteers handing out leaflets and talking to the public. Thank you for all your help and the sheer quality and professionalism of your work."

Virtual Choir 3 "Water Night" by Eric Whitacre
3,746 singers from 73 countries came together to create Water Night and with many millions of You Tube views Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir series has become an internet sensation. The piece had been projected many times but this was the first time that Virtual Choir 3 had been projected outdoors onto a building. It presented QED with an unusual projection challenge, as trying to project onto the entirety of a character building using pre-existing video content meant that the appropriate technical and creative balance had to be achieved in order to fit the content to the building.

Four Christie S+20K 20,000 lumen SXGA+ projectors were used to cover Senate House with the projectors being positioned either side of the ornament in the centre of Senate House lawn. Senior AV Technician Dan Gray utilised one of QED's d3 media server racks to play back the content together with a D&B Q7 sound system.

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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Music 3, 'Water Night'
Cambridge Music Festival
Eric Whitacre
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